Using, as an example, the color matching functions of the Stiles–Burch<sub>1955</sub> 2° pilot group, we show how an <i>XYZ</i> representation of color space can be developed from a given set of color matching data. In doing this, we present a set of criteria that unequivocally defines the representation. The method outlined is general and can be applied to any set of color matching data, in particular those sets that are related to the physiological fundamentals.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.1730) Vision, color, and visual optics : Colorimetry
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
Jan Henrik Wold and Arne Valberg, "General method for deriving an XYZ tristimulus space exemplified by use of the Stiles–Burch1955 2° color matching data," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2845-2858 (1999)